• To give a name to.
  • To mention, specify.
  • To identify as relevant or important
  • To publicly implicate by name.
  • To designate for a role.
  • To initiate a process to temporarily remove a member of parliament who is breaking the rules of conduct.


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  • From Middle English name, nome, from Old English nama, noma, from Proto-West Germanic *namō, from Proto-Germanic *namô, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁nómn̥. Cognates include Saterland Frisian Noome, West Frisian namme, Dutch naam, German Name, Danish navn, Swedish namn, Latin nōmen (whence Spanish nombre), Russian имя, Sanskrit नामन्. Possible cognates outside of Indo-European include Finnish nimi.
  • From Middle English namen, from Old English namian and ġenamian, from Proto-West Germanic *namōn. Compare also Old English nemnan, nemnian.
  • Borrowed from Spanish ñame, substituting n for the unfamiliar Spanish letter ñ. yam.

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